Simply Country features Dean Owens

Simply Country features Dean Owens

This week’s Simply Country programme on 100.8 Revival FM presented by Leslie-Ann Scoular has as its featured artist, Glasgow born Dean Owens.

Singer-songwriter Dean Owens has a crystalline voice and a sound that meshes country rock with acoustic ballads combining elements of Woody Guthrie and Townes Van Zandt.

Dean Owens is one of Scotland’s most acclaimed and established singer songwriters, with fans including Bob Harris, Irvine Welsh and Russell Brand.

Armed with a searingly soulful voice and a neat line in memorable heart-twisting melodies, Dean filters his love of Americana through a gritty yet lyrical Scottish sensibility. A compelling and engaging live performer, with an innate ability to connect with any audience.

In his early career, Dean was the front-man of the much loved Scottish Americana band The Felsons. His music has taken him far and wide, including Europe, USA and Australia. He has played shows and toured with the Mavericks, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and Joan As Policewoman, to name just a few.

Originally from Glasgow, Dean is now living and based in Leith, Edinburgh. Visit the Simply Country playlist here.

Visit the Simply Country playlist here.

Simply Country, Friday 11 January 2019 8.00-10.00pm; Saturday 12 January, 11.00am until 1.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

Me’n’U Till 2 featured artist: Neil Young

Me’n’U Till 2 featured artist: Neil Young

The first week of the New Year on the Me’n’U Till 2 programme with Leslie-Ann and Iain Scoular has the new Neil Young CD release ‘Songs For Judy’ as the featured artist week commencing 7 January 2019.

This Neil Young CD album features live performances from 1976 with 22 songs from Neil’s autumn 1976 tour and includes solo acoustic renditions of ‘Heart of Gold’, ‘The Needle and the Damage Done’, ‘After The Gold Rush’. One song, ‘No One Seems to Know,’ which hasn’t appeared before on any official release.

You will hear a variety of tracks from this brand new Neil Young CD album on Me’n’U Till 2 on weekdays 11.00am until 2.00pm on 100.8 Revival FM.

Celtic Fusion presents MG Alba Trad Awards 2018 albums long-list

Celtic Fusion presents MG Alba Trad Awards 2018 albums long-list

The first Celtic Fusion programme presentation for 2019 features the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards Foot Stompin’ podcast featuring music from the 25 albums long-listed in the Trad Album of the Year 2018.

Albums featured include tracks from Duncan Chisholm, Julie Fowlis, Skerryvore, Adam Sutherland, Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente and many many more.

The programme is produced and presented by Simon Toumire, organiser of the Scots Trad Awards/Na Trads.

Listen on 100.8 Revival FM on Saturday 5 January 5.00-7.00pm or via the Catch Up anytime service via the website or direct here.

Gospel Blues Train Christmas Special

Gospel Blues Train Christmas Special

This coming Friday, 21 December from 8pm, The Gospel Blues Train with Lins Honeyman goes all festive for its now traditional Christmas special edition. 

Lesser-known Christmas crackers from the likes of Brooks Williams, Bruce Cockburn, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Delta Moon are waiting to be opened as well as a  handful of tracks from Eric Clapton’s latest album ‘Happy Xmas’ plus much, much, more. 

Why not take a break from the Christmas rush, crack open a mince pie and enjoy an hour of alternative festive music courtesy of Lins and The Gospel Blues Train.

The Gospel Blues Train, presented and produced by Lins Honeyman on 100.8 Revival FM: Friday 21 December at 8.00-9.00pm; Saturday 22 December 7.00-8.00pm and Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December at 10.00-11.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.